Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Tue 1-Thurs 10 Oct
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wed 16 Oct
Returning to Chapter after the success of last year’s The Wolf Tattoo, Lucy Gough and Company Of Sirens have come up with another poignant and shocking play that once again harkens back to current problems in our society. The Wolf Tattoo focused on issues of teen pregnancy and knife violence within the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world, and was described by Buzz as “fantastic and thought-provoking”.
Taking inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, The Creature is set inside the head and prison cell of a young boy in a secure prison centre, as he tries to deny the need to take responsibility for what he has done, but also tries to understand it. The Creature hopes to explore the roots of criminal actions and behaviour and tries to discover what it truly is that makes people choose ‘bad’ decisions. Company Of Sirens and Gough have worked with young offenders in prisons and secure units to develop the play, realising that many offenders saw school and their time in education as being at the root of many issues, the place where they first began to feel outcast. The Creature is a powerful story aiming to deal with a large problem in our society that affects everyone.
Tickets: £12/£10. Info: 029 2030 4400 / 01970 623232 (RB)